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A Civil War Gunboat in Pacific WatersLife Aboard the USS Saginaw$
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Hans Konrad Van Tilburg

Print publication date: 2010

Print ISBN-13: 9780813035161

Published to Florida Scholarship Online: September 2011

DOI: 10.5744/florida/9780813035161.001.0001

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A New Ship for a New Ocean

A New Ship for a New Ocean

(p.9) 1 A New Ship for a New Ocean
A Civil War Gunboat in Pacific Waters

Hans Konrad Van Tilburg

University Press of Florida

The Saginaw was a sleek and narrow vessel. And, as with all ships, her construction reflected more than just the technical and hydrodynamic requirements of marine sail and steam; it also reflected the social organization of the navy. The Saginaw was comprised of three distinct areas. The forward third of the vessel belonged to the enlisted men. The 32-pounder pivot gun, foremast, forward hatches, and capstan were the only significant features on the weather deck.

Keywords:   vessel, hydrodynamic, the navy, Saginaw, pivot gun, marine sail

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